Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pictures of the baby blessing

Here is our cute family at Tucker's blessing. I can still harldy believe we are a family of five! My kids are getting so big! Here is my Grandma holding Tucker. She cracks me up. She says she will only hold him if he is sleeping, but the second he starts crying, he goes back to his mom. He slept for a long time in his Great-Grandma's arms.

This picture makes me think of Mary Poppins, and my mom. "Tucker, close your mouth, we're not cod fish." I love this picture. So peaceful. This is the blanket my aunt made for Tucker's blessing. It is so cute!
Here is Kayla dancing with her cousin Christian. She thinks she is going to marry him, but I keep telling her she can't marry her cousin. But, they are sure cute friends.
Summer league has begun, and Spencer's team is 1-1, and have another game coming up. They looked awesome at their last game. Spencer sure loves coaching, and we love to go watch him. It is fun to see his team play, and see all the hard work and long hours he puts into the team, and to watch them progress.
Tucker is growing so much. He doubled his birth weight at two months, and is doing great. I did have to take him to Primary Children's Hospital for an ultrasound last week. Don't worry, everything is fine. His hip pops, so we were just making sure everything has grown properly. I was a little nervous, but we now know that he is just fine, and growing well.
Nathaniel is so smart. His vocabulary is growing everyday. He still loves to say BALL the most. He aslo says Doose (Juice), Gink(milk/drink), kay, hee go (here you go), Doe (NO!!) Yes, he now tells me No all the time. He loves to play and explore. His favorite thing at the park is usually to swing. He can swing the entire time.
Kayla is such a beautiful little lady. She surprises me every day with all that she learns. She usually comes out of her room already dressed for the day, and she usually does a great job picking outfits. She loves to color and draw, even on herself. I have to continually scold her for drawing on herself. I explained to her that her body is a temple, and we wouldn't color on the temple. That night in our family prayer, she blessed our bodies that are temples, that they won't get drawn on. Such a smart girl, and what a memory, too.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

playing catch up

Well, much has happened. Tucker was blessed May 2, and it was a wonderful day. We had family around us supporting us, and Tucker had a great day devoted to him. My Aunt Janaye crocheted a beautiful blanket for him to be blessed in, and my parents funded his blessing outfit. It was a beautiful blessing that Spencer gave Tucker.

Spencer has started coaching his summer league at Hunter High School, and loves it so much. He loves baseball, coaching, and just helping these kids to learn and grow. We are very excited because next year he will be getting a little money to pay for the long hours he devotes to baseball.

Kayla is very grown up. She took care of herself the other morning when i was so exhausted and didn't want to wake up yet. She poured herself and me a bowl of cereal, without milk, then poured us each a cup of milk. She ended up spilling, so she asked for my help to clean it up. She also brought up two pieces of french bread. That got me out of bed, because I knew that the french bread was not sliced by an adult. Yes, my three year old got a knife and cut the bread for herself and me. She does still have all her fingers, and no blood was spilt.

Nathaniel is a big boy. I forget that he isn't two yet, because he wears 2T-3T clothes. Any object or picture that is round is a "BALL!" The way he says it is as if it explodes out of his mouth. He loves to pitch to Spencer and have him hit it with a bat. He also has the perfect form for shooting a free throw. The other day he was showing me a circle on a piece of paper saying, "BALL!" I tried to correct him by saying "Circle". That exchange went of three or four times, then he put one hand on the side of my face to make sure I was looking at the same thing he was looking at, and said one final, "BALL". He either thought I understood, or just gave up on me.

Tucker is such a cutie. He is the hiccup king. I seriously have to burp him two times as long as it takes to feed him, so he doesn't get them, but he still will sometimes. He doesn't sleep through the night yet, but I have high hopes he will want to soon. He is growing so quickly. I can hardly believe he was half the size he is now two months ago. He is such a cute little guy, and makes the cutest noises that a baby makes.

Watching my family grow and learn is such a wonderful part of my life. I try to be a good mother and wife, and sometimes I feel like I am. I am so lucky to be a mother of three beautiful and wonderful children. I can hardly believe I am the mother of three. Time is moving very quickly. I love them, and am the luckiest wife. Spencer is so good to me, taking care of me and picking up my slack when I am weak. I am such a lucky person.